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Vicious | V. E. Schwab
A masterful tale of ambition, jealousy, desire, and superpowers.Victor and Eli started out as college roommates--brilliant, arrogant, lonely boys who recognized the same sharpness and ambition in each other. In their senior year, a shared research interest in adrenaline, near-death experiences, and seemingly supernatural events reveals an intriguing possibility: that under the right conditions, someone could develop extraordinary abilities. But when their thesis moves from the academic to the experimental, things go horribly wrong.Ten years later, Victor breaks out of prison, determined to catch up to his old friend (now foe), aided by a young girl whose reserved nature obscures a stunning ability. Meanwhile, Eli is on a mission to eradicate every other super-powered person that he can find--aside from his sidekick, an enigmatic woman with an unbreakable will. Armed with terrible power on both sides, driven by the memory of betrayal and loss, the archnemeses have set a course for revenge--but who will be left alive at the end? In Vicious, V. E. Schwab brings to life a gritty comic-book-style world in vivid prose: a world where gaining superpowers doesn't automatically lead to heroism, and a time when allegiances are called into question."A dynamic and original twist on what it means to be a hero and a villain. A killer from page one...highly recommended!" --Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Marvel Universe vs The Avengers and Patient ZeroOne of Publishers Weekly's Best Fantasy Books of 2013
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JenFowler
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#Goodreads reading challenge goal check...I think I should of moved my goal up a little. Things are looking good for me to hit 125 by December 31st! 😁

MrBook Wow!!! 😳😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1d
wanderinglynn w00t! You‘re crushing it! 🙌🏻 1d
InBooksILive Wow! You are definitely smashing that reading goal! My goal is only 75, I would so love to be able to read over 100! Amazing job! 1d
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Reggie Wow good job!!! 24h
ephemeralwaltz Crazy!! Good job! 24h
scowler1 I don't think I'll catch up with you! 2h
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TiffanyMichele
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Panpan

Vicious. Well. I liked the first 2/3 s of this book but once we got to the last 1/3... ugh. I almost DNFd this one many, many times.
I think the biggy for me was there was little life in this one. Sydney and Victors father daughter relationship is what saved it. (Mitch was cool too) But I did end up skimming the last bit. Liked the ending tho! ⭐️⭐️

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Basement_Bookcase
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THESE. BOOKS. I will never get over how much I love these books. I would gladly let Victor or Marcella kill me and Eli just needs a hug. I‘ve never read books like these before and I‘m so glad V wrote them and her publisher published them. Plus we‘re going to get a third book! Ugh I can‘t wait but V has so many projects going it‘ll probably be 4-5 years before we get it. But it‘ll be worth the wait! Seriously—go read these right now!

#vicious

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Book haul. ♡

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Daria.Adrianna21
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Pickpick

This is easily one if my favorite books of all time! And it is perfect for a 14 hour car ride!
#vicious #victorvale #veschwab #victoriaschwab #vengeful #goodreads #newadult

OriginalCyn620 I LOVE this book! 🖤🖤🖤 2w
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Bookworm-Bobbie
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Pickpick

Another great read from V.E. Schwab. Turning the idea of superhero‘s and villains on its head, this story is gripping from the get go. Powers are gained in an interesting way, making this a unique story. I loved the characters too!

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imyril
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Vicious is the sort of fast, fun read I expect from Ms Schwab, giving super villains the back story and the spotlight they probably don‘t deserve. And they ARE villains: it‘s hard to objectively root for either (altho of course I picked a side). Entertaining enough that I‘ll read the sequel but my (not very) dark secret is that I find the supporting cast way more interesting than the protagonists. Oops.

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julesG
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Pickpick

My #BFC #audiobook companion this week was the tagged book.

It was good, not 5 stars, but solid 4 stars.

Victor and Eli, roommates at college, start researching EOs (extra-ordinary human beings). This research leads them to finding a way to create EOs, and -of course- both become human beings with superpowers.
Does their superpower make them heroes or villains? Are they using their power for good or evil?

Bit Flatliners meets Fantastic Four.👇

julesG Tagging @wanderinglynn - because there was no character left in my post. 😁 1mo
julesG PS: should my secret summer Santa now start tearing out their hair, because this was (maybe) on my wishlist, don't fret, I would still like a "hardcopy" of the book. 1mo
wanderinglynn Sounds like a fun book to read. 1mo
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julesG @wanderinglynn It was good to listen to it while I tried to add steps to my daily count. 😉 I'm keeping the sequel for next week. 1mo
TheSpineView Surprising how much more reading you can do while exercising! Keep it up! 1mo
AprilMae Oooooo, sounds like a good book! Keep it up!! 1mo
MistyNichole I just got the sequel to read! 1mo
BookwormAHN Sounds like a good book 🍀 1mo
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julesG
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Good Morning Littens! I'm sitting outside with tea and an #audiobook working on my physical #BFC log.

Wishing all of you a wonderful Sunday!

@wanderinglynn

BookwormAHN Nice log 🌻 1mo
RadicalReader @julesG What‘s BFC? It sounds interesting! 1mo
julesG @RadicalReader Book Fitness Challenge, @wanderinglynn is organising it. 1mo
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Wife 🌹 1mo
Kaye Very organized 😊 1mo
Bookwormjillk I love it! Great idea! 1mo
wanderinglynn Great tracker! 👍🏻 1mo
emz711 Please tell me that last column is poops 1mo
julesG @emz711 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 points!!! 1mo
julesG @emz711 My son said it looks like sweets. 1mo
emz711 @julesG that's so perfect except I'd have to add a column to track what I eat 1mo
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julesG
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Gah, what a day. Had to do soooooo many things. Among them, teaching my daughter how to crochet.

Good thing, I could do some #audiocooking with the tagged book.

Not as many steps for the #BFC as I had anticipated, but I'll catch up on Monday by the latest.

@wanderinglynn

dariazeoli Any steps move you forward, right? 😉 1mo
Kaye 💕 1mo
audraelizabeth Good job! 1mo
BethM But you made an effort! 1mo
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julesG
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#ShadowCat decided 5.30am is a good time to wake us by smashing a bottle. Chaos taken care of we all went back to bed, me on my "bed of roses" with the tagged #audiobook.

#GhostCat just sniffed at the mat and went her way.

#catsoflitsy

Moony Mojo Rojo hat mich auch um 5:30 geweckt, obwohl ich eh um 6 Uhr austshen muss und erst nicht einschlafen konnte. Mit knapp 5 Stunden Schlaf muss ich mich nun zur Arbeit schleppen... 1mo
julesG @Moony Ich wünsche dir trotzdem einen erfolgreichen Arbeitstag. 1mo
Rachel.Rencher I have never seen one of those before. It looks...uncomfortable? What is it for? 1mo
julesG @Rachel.Rencher It's an acupunktur mat and it needs getting used to. 1mo
catsuit_mango My parents have one, it's nice once you are settled on it but one I slipped on it and use my hand to from falling... Big slash on that hand. It is pointy ;) 1mo
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BiblioLitten
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Read these for...
ESFPW: the characters
FE: the witty language
ICTC: the endearing and unassuming narrator
WDGB: quirkiness
Vicious: Superhero fantasy fix

#aprilwrapup #springintoreading

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OriginalCyn620
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These are just some of the #onewordtitles that I‘ve read and enjoyed. #springintoreading

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Vox is on my list!! 2mo
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LeticiaToraci
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This was interesting and original. It took me awhile to start caring about the story, but all is well when it ends well. #V for #AtoZLitsy

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Booklover2
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Wow! What a complex story with complicated characters! Looking forward to book 2.

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BiblioLitten
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I think I‘ll read one more chapter. 😺

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BooknerdsLife
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What a #Dark #Vicious #SciFi story about two close friends who discovered the mystery about becoming an ExtraOrdinary Human with super power and in doing so, become each other's biggest enemy. Finished it during my Easter holiday & #VESchwab has definitely become one of my favorite fantasy/sci-fi authors with her unique stories & fantastic writing. Now I need something to lighten my mood
4.5⭐️read!
#bookreview #readinglife #aussiereader #feedback

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BiblioLitten
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Saturday Night Live 🕺🏻🥳

#currentread #booksandbeverage

batsy My kind of night 🤘🏽💃🏾 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm That‘s the way to party! 2mo
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Starfire29
Vicious | V E Schwab
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Loved this quote I saw on Instagram today 💕

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Starfire29
Vicious | V E Schwab

“Well, when you wonder something,” said Eli, “doesn‘t that mean part of you wants to believe in it? I think we want to prove things, in life, more than we want to disprove them. We want to believe.”

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Starfire29
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Bookgirl
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Pickpick

Loved this! I have read the Darker Shade of Magic trilogy and enjoyed it so thought I‘d try Schwab‘s Vicious and I was pleasantly surprised to find a very different type of book. I was reminded quite a bit of the old TV show Heroes, and a little bit of Flatliners and The OA. The characters are fascinating and I‘m excited that there are more books to follow. I brought #2 on the trip so I can keep going! #vacationreading #orlando #disneyworld #epcot

kspenmoll Gorgeous photo! 3mo
TheDaysGoBy You‘re at one of my favorite places! And I‘m glad I wasn‘t the only one that got Flatliners from that book 3mo
Dragon Lovely flowers! 😀🐉 3mo
Bookgirl @kspenmoll thanks, my daughter took it - she‘s 16 and much better at iPhone pics!! @TheDaysGoBy @Dragon It‘s beautiful there right now! 2mo
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Bookgirl
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Reading in the sun with a drink in hand while kids enjoy the water park. #nowthatsvacation

TheDaysGoBy Really enjoyed this one! Hope you like it! 3mo
Drocchio03 What a beautifully composed photo. Happy reading! 3mo
Bookgirl @TheDaysGoBy it was so good! I‘m reading the next one now @Drocchio03 thanks! 2mo
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dizie_lizie
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Next up!

#OWLsReadathon2019: Transfiguration (sprayed edges or red cover)

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kate_reads
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Send help. 😅

rachelsbrittain So pretty though! 3mo
kate_reads @rachelsbrittain I greatly appreciate the VE Schwab aesthetic 3mo
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AriThomas
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1. Fantasy
2. Laurie Halse Anderson
3. The Giver by Lois Lowry
4. Christian (nonfiction/fiction)
5. Tagged!

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niha923
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bought these today 😍

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PathfinderNicole
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Oh. My. God. This book was so good! I binged this over the last day and a half and could hardly stand to put it down. The flashback chapters fit in fantastically well, the characters felt real and flawed, the plot was superb! Cannot recommend enough!

BiblioLitten I loved it too! The plot felt whole. 😊 2mo
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knotmagick
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Crappy photo of a really excellent Q&A with V.E. Scwab. 😍

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stfxnie
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currently reading and loving this! 💕

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treatyoshelves
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Nothing better than selecting your next read 🎉 The first page is always my favorite.

What did you think of #vicious ?

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Clive
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Enjoying this reading so far; wanna an EO too 😀 What would your special ability be if you were to choose one?

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Laughterhp
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Hahahaha omg! Emily - Your comment is hilarious! It would seriously fix all of their problems. They must not have movies in this world.

#LMPBC

DGRachel I thought the same thing! 😂😂 4mo
Laura317 I have no clue what Flatliners is, but now I feel like I need to watch it. 4mo
Laughterhp @Laura317 It‘s a movie where med students kill themselves and bring themselves back to life to see what‘s on the other side. It‘s a thriller/scary movie. 4mo
Laura317 Gosh, I read a book like this. Weird. 4mo
emilyjwhit9 Lol. Glad you liked that! It was all I could think about through that section. 4mo
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Centique
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Pickpick

If you like your urban fantasy a little dark and dangerous, with a heaping helping of revenge, Vicious is So Much Fun. Don‘t read the Litsy blurb though, it tells you a bit too much IMO. Just know that Victor and Eli are playing a horrific game of cat and mouse, the once best friends from college have been radically changed since their thesis experiments went too far. A fast read that keeps you on your toes ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Cathythoughts I think I‘d like to try it ♥️👍🏻 4mo
Centique @Cathythoughts I think you might like it because it‘s got that cops and murder element you like in other books 😊 4mo
elkeo_TheBookDragon This is a favorite of mine! There is a sequel now too...😁📚 4mo
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Centique @elkeo_TheBookDragon I‘m so excited for that! 4mo
BiblioLitten Your blurb is perfect. I hadn‘t expected to like it so much. Too good! 2mo
Centique @BiblioLitten thank you! I‘m so glad you liked it. I need to read the next one still 😍 2mo
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Laughterhp
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Had a great snow day today! Not really an official snow day, because I had the day off for Presidents‘ Day! And I work from home, so I don‘t actually get snow days!

Finished one book and now digging into the last pick for #LMPBC Round 4!

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Rambo_Reads
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One of my favourite reads of last year

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slugbunni
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I started reading Vicious with no prior knowledge about the book or author and ended up loving it! It checks a lot of boxes on my list: morally gray, character driven plot and sweet, minimalist prose. Its a quick, easy read that I found enjoyable from beginning to end.

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Aaronlisa
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This is my 15th book out of my goal of 150. I read it Jan 28-30th & gave it 4⭐️. This hits a whole bunch of book loves including non-linear storytelling, morally grey characters and taking a common trope and turning it on its head. Why are you reading this when you should be reading this book?!?

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emilyjwhit9
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The city of Chicago is shut down so it‘s the perfect time to dig into this book!

Laura317 Stay warm and enjoy your book! 5mo
emilyjwhit9 So far, I am loving it! 5mo
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e.c.vitoria
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ReadingSusan
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Mehso-so

My expectations were a little high for this book I think. It wasn‘t anything special but it wasn‘t terrible either.

ReadZenRites I liked, but didn‘t adore, this one; however I really did not like the second one, so I don‘t think you‘re missing out. 5mo
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ralexist
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Mehso-so

Friends to foes in this contemporary supernatural tale where two guys utilize a Flatliners moment to develop superpowers. One goes mad with power and the other ends up in jail. Ten years later the hunt is on as one vows to bring down the other. Not as enamored of this one as Schwab's other series. Nothing bad, it just seemed somewhat predictable. #LitsyAtoZ #LetterV @BookishMarginalia

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whippoorwill815
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#NewYearWhoDis

I wavered between a pick and so-so for this but I did ultimately enjoy the story. It‘s an interesting concept and I especially liked the cast of morally ambiguous characters.

I think I just preferred the other V.E. Schwab book I‘ve read over this one (A Darker Shade of Magic).

I do think I would be interested in seeing where both of these series go though! V.E. Schwab is pretty new to me and I am intrigued.

Mandigolightly I haven‘t read A Darker Shade of Magic yet, I‘m looking forward to it! 5mo
whippoorwill815 I read that one as part of a postal book club! It‘s completely different than this one but I would recommend it! I‘m already going though Libby to see what‘s available for both these series 😜 @Mandigolightly 5mo
monalyisha I‘ve never read anything by her, either... but I‘m pretty sure she‘s RIGHT up my alley! Maybe that‘ll happen this year? 😅 The endless TBR... 5mo
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BooknerdsLife
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I'm supposed to be packing, but I've just started this book yesterday and am really loving it! V.E Schwab can never dispoint me! Ever since #ADarkerShadeOfMagic I've been liking every of her other books, each unique & original! And I'm so in love with this gorgeous #Exclusive #CollectorsEdition

#Fantasy #antihero #currentread #aussiereader #bookaddict #bibliophile #booknerd #bookworm #readinglife

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ReadingSusan
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Spending my birthday waiting in the derm waiting room to get my stitches out 😕 They are running behind. My appointment was 30 minutes ago. Annoying.

Amiable Happy birthday! 🎉🎂🎈 5mo
Suet624 Happy birthday! 5mo
Kalalalatja Happy birthday! 5mo
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SiriuslyWeasley Happy Birthday!! 🎂 5mo
DivineDiana Glad you are celebrating with a book! Best wishes! 🎉🎈🎂 5mo
Judybskt That‘s why you always need a book. Happy birthday 🎉🎂🎈🎁 5mo
That-Bookish-Hiker Happy birthday!!! 5mo
Jas16 Happy Birthday ❤️🎁🎈🎂🥳 5mo
Redwritinghood Happy birthday! 🎂🎂 I hope you get in to see the doctor soon. 5mo
Birdsong28 Happy birthday 🎉🎊📚📖 5mo
Simona Happy birthday 🥂🍾 5mo
youneverarrived Happy Birthday 🥂 5mo
QuietlyLaura Happy Birthday! I hope the day gets better. 🎉🎂💕 5mo
actualdisneyprincess Happy birthday!!!! 💖💖💖 5mo
RachelO Happy birthday! Hope your wait wasn‘t too long 🎉🎂📚 5mo
vicgreentoriafield Happy birthday!! 5mo
JoScho Happy Birthday 💜🥳💜 5mo
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GrilledCheeseSamurai Haaaappy birthday! 5mo
InLibrisVeritas Happy Birthday!! 5mo
whatshesreadingnow Happy Birthday! 🎉🍰 5mo
rjsthumbelina On the plus side, more time with your book! Happy birthday! 🎂📚 5mo
JessClark78 Happy Birthday! 🎊🎂🎉 5mo
rwmg Happy Birthday📚 5mo
ReadingSusan Thanks everybody!! 5mo
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Adelle1
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Reading Vicious on my kindle before bed every night. Wow.

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e.c.vitoria
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WeeziesBooks
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It has been a wet, miserable day. I‘m thinking of starting Vicious when I get home.

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Jediash1
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My favorite reads of 2018: Vicious, Star Wars: Bloodline, Reaper at the Gates, and How to Walk Away. It was hard to narrow it down. So excited for lots of fun reads to come in 2019!

Jediash1 Also, shout-out to @BookFreakOut who is responsible for 3 of my 4 favorite books read in 2018! 😄 6mo
BookFreakOut This makes me so happyyyyyyyyyy!!! 😁 6mo
ElyssaReads I need to read Vicious! 6mo
Jediash1 @ElyssaReads it‘s sooo good! 6mo
Jediash1 @ElyssaReads it‘s sooo good! 6mo
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